National oil companies can cause pain at pump, research shows
State-owned oil companies dominate the world's oil supplies, and politicians often cannot resist getting involved. When they do, the result is often excessive pollution, poor company performance and volatile oil prices. PESD's Mark Thurber makes the case in a new book.
- » Thurber's research featured in Stanford Report
- » Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply
PESD's new research on "Solar Lighting and Phone Charging in East Africa: Understanding Adoption, Business Models, and Development Outcomes" was awarded funding from the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Global Underdevelopment Action Fund. Read more »
In his National Bureau of Asian Research interview, Mark Thurber outlines the key issues that define Asia’s rising energy demand, the emerging global market for coal, new technologies for this age-old energy source, and how stakeholders can come together to help shape the region's future energy mix. Read more »
PESD director Frank A. Wolak presented at Platt's 7th annual California Power Market Forum on the impacts of the recent implementation of convergence (or virtual) bidding in the California wholesale electricity market. Frank also chaired a panel discussion on the progress of the implementation of California's AB 32 law, which seeks to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »
Richard Morse: Australia’s landmark new climate policy should be considered a pragmatic successin the news
Richard Morse participates in the NYT Dot Earth’s debate on Australia's new carbon policy and how to address emissions from increasing coal demand in Asia. To read more, please visit NY Times' article link below.
Several PESD Working Papers helped inform the analysis of the newly released 2011 World Energy Outlook. Read more »
PESD director Frank Wolak presented in two sessions of the 4th annual Platt’s Nodal Trader conference in New York City on October 25-26, 2011. Read more »
A PESD study just released in Energy Policy found that stove businesses are challenging but feasible with deep financial backing and managerial acumen. However, such businesses struggle to make a serious dent in the household-level indoor air pollution problem that motivated many to pursue improved biomass stoves in the first place. Read more »
PESD director Frank A. Wolak accepted an invitation to participate in the first public hearing The Little Hoover Commission (a bipartisan independent state oversight agency) has scheduled to examine the coordination among the state's related organizations and federal agencies with energy-related activities. Read more »
Richard K. Morse is the invited speaker for the UT Energy Symposium on November 3, 2011 about international coal markets -focusing on coal, climate, and China. Read more »
Appearing in the NRDC's OnEarth Magazine, Richard Morse debates how new US coal exports would impact international energy markets and carbon emissions. Read more »